iPhone 5 wifi problem please help!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dodder92, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. dodder92 macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2011
    Staffordshire, England
    Ok guys I am currently at my wits end with my iPhone 5 on iOS 7.1.2.

    My issue is that for my wifi to work I have to be within 10 of any router i try to connect to otherwise I can't get a connection, despite the wifi indicator having full bars or two.

    I'm pretty sure I have tried every solution I can think of. Reseting network settings, reseting router, hard reset of iPhone, restoring to new iPhone.

    Also as my warranty has been expired for over a year I thought to hell with it and replaced the wifi antenna cable inside the iPhone. That's 2 hours of my life I will never get back because that didn't work either!

    I'm due for an upgrade and will be getting the iPhone 6 when it's released, however I'm desperate to fix my 5 so I don't have to sell it as having faulty wifi.

    It's so frustrating considering my iPad Air running on 7.1.2 will work anywhere in the house, but the 5 only when I'm within 10 feet of the router.

    If any of you know what's going on, or have a potential fix, I'd greatly appreciate it. The only thing I haven't tried is the freezer trick, and I'm getting tempted.
  2. dcharleyultra macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2013
    When did this start happening? Any mods/tweaks to your phone?

    Are your iPad and iPhone on the same network?
  3. dodder92 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2011
    Staffordshire, England
    Thanks for your reply. I couldn't say a definite date but around the time 7.1 or 7.1.1 were released to March/April.

    No Mods/jailbreaks the iPhone just runs standard iOS.

    Both my iPad and iPhone are on the same home network, it's not just my home network where the problem occurs, when I go to my mums I have the same issue (needing to be within 10 feet of router with iPhone).

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